Barton of Straffan House, County Kildare, and Grove, County Tipperary

Barton of Straffan House, County Kildare, and Grove, County Tipperary

  The remarkable tale of the family of ‘Wine Geese’ who, having arrived in Ireland in the last year of Queen Elizabeth’s reign, prospered in the wine trade despite the French Revolution.  Counting Thomas Jefferson among their patrons, they owned the Châteaux...

Barton & Childers of Glendalough, Co. Wicklow

BARTON & CHILDERS OF GLENDALOUGH, CO. WICKLOW FROM ‘THE LANDED GENTRY & ARISTOCRACY OF CO. WICKLOW’ BY TURTLE BUNBURY & ART KAVANAGH (IRISH FAMILY NAMES, 2005). “Fide et Fortitude” (By fidelity and fortitude) The destiny of the Barton and...

Colvin of Monkhams Hall

COLVIN OF MONKHAMS HALL ISABELLA KATHERINE MCCLINTOCK BUNBURY – THE BROWN MOUSE image title The christening of Patrick Colvin in 1926 was attended by the 2nd Lord Rathdonnell (left), Hester and her daughter Susan, Jack Colvin, Isabella Colvin (holding baby Pat),...
Finlay of Corkagh House, Clondalkin

Finlay of Corkagh House, Clondalkin

The saga of a family who flee Scotland with the downfall of Mary, Queen of Scots, and make their fortune in Ireland through private banking and a useful cousin that happens to own a handful of iron mines in Sweden. Covering events such as the 1798 Rising and Robert...